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Oscars Watch: Chris Rock to Host 88th Academy Awards

Nope, it’s not 2005. But yes, that’s the last time we saw Chris Rock host the Academy Awards. That year, “Million Dollar Baby” and Clint Eastwood took the top prizes. It’s no surprise that producers David Hill (Emmy®-winning live television producer) and Reginald Hudlin (Oscar®-nominated producer-director) are bringing back a previous host, as this happens quite often. In fact, Ellen DeGeneres, who hosted in … Read More Oscars Watch: Chris Rock to Host 88th Academy Awards

Quick Review: A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014)

A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLOCTOBER 7, 2014 Seth MacFarlane set the bar high with his successful comedy “Ted”, reminding why “Family Guy” has been pushing the envelope for as long as it has. However, given the reins to produce his passion project, “A Million Ways To Die In The West”, a comedic period Western, MacFarlane falters, proving the … Read More Quick Review: A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014)

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Oscars Watch: Ellen DeGeneres to Host 86th Academy Awards

Looks like we’re playing it safe this year as producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Ellen DeGeneres as the host of the Academy Awards in 2014. Last year, Seth MacFarlane took the stage to mostly panned reviews, despite his freshand brash humor. Nothing against Ellen, as I think she’s great and on the occasions of seeing her show, have been ultimately impressed, however … Read More Oscars Watch: Ellen DeGeneres to Host 86th Academy Awards

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [8] Ted – One Nomination

TED Whether you believe Seth MacFarlane’s buddy comedy about a talking bear was nominated because Seth is hosting the Oscars this year is irrelevant, as the Best Original Song category has recently been in shambles anyhow. So, “Ted” getting nominated in this category is equal to “The Muppets” winning last year, and at least there are five nominees this year. That being said, “Ted” … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [8] Ted – One Nomination

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For Your Consideration 2012: Ted

More of a Golden Globes nominee than Academy Awards, the only categories I could see even the slightest potential is Best Original Song, with the “anything goes” mentality that lives in the that current category, and Best Visual Effects, as CGI-ing a stuffed bear as believable as in “Ted” is award-worthy in my book. There are three potential ways this film could break through … Read More For Your Consideration 2012: Ted

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Oscars Watch: Seth MacFarlane to Host 85th Academy Awards

For those of you that missed the news, the creator of “Family Guy”, Seth MacFarlane will be hosting the 85th Annual Academy Awards this year under the telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Taking over where Billy Crystal left off last year and topping the initial announcement, last year, of host Eddie Murphy prior to producer Brett Ratner’s offensive comments, MacFarlane is as … Read More Oscars Watch: Seth MacFarlane to Host 85th Academy Awards

Movie Review: Ted (2012)

TED BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 15, 2012 The film “Ted” tells the story of a young boy who wishes for his teddy bear to come to life. If that sounds too heart-warming for your liking, now picture that the teddy bear grows up to be a pot-smoking, fowl-mouthed bear. And now, he is getting in the way of a blossoming relationship between his best friend … Read More Movie Review: Ted (2012)